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From Thought to Action: Changing Habits

In my psychotherapy and change work, I am still surprised at how people who are in incredible pain from things like anxiety, depression, a dysfunctional relationship and addictions, still find it hard to change. So, imagine how difficult is it…

Why people are trolls on social media

Another question that I frequently get asked is why it is that people, often called trolls in media newspeak (apologies to George Orwell, 1984) write awful things to fellow human beings on social media. Most of the time, although it…

The unconscious acceptance of risk

In this month’s post we explore the concept of risk using the example of working on an oil rig but the ideas expressed here are applicable to risk in any context. Hello, It’s Sunday on the drilling platform, out here…

Christmas: Coming merry or not!

It has been a noticeable trend in my clinical and coaching work for years that I have a spike of client intakes in January. ‘Tis the season to be jolly but also the season to beware. The two main Christmas…

Are you a boiling frog?

Are you a boiling frog? Dr Stewart Hase, Consulting Psychologist, diorablue. There is a fable that, if you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out. Smart frog! But if you put the frog…

The Eight Minute Rule

People have suffered long enough from having to listen to incompetent presenters. I have come to believe that anyone who speaks in public must be licensed. To obtain a licence should require a rigorous theoretical and practical test. The licence…

In search of the Bricoleur

Great leadership and management often require imagination, creativity, the ability to think outside the box. But these skills do not come easily to all. In fact, they may be personality based and associated with being able to accept risk and…

Changing Course

In his latest article, Dr Stewart Hase reflects on the common human flaw of ploughing ahead without pausing to reflect on the possible consequences.